Salutary Neglect

A large undocumented long lasting policy that the British had meaning to keep the american colonies obedient to England.

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Settling of Jamestown

1607

In the year 1607 settlers from England landed on the banks of the James River and established the first English colony of Jamestown.

Virginia House of Burgesses

1619

The House of Burgesses was the first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America.

Mayflower Compact

1620

This was the first governing document of the Plymouth colony. Written by the saints.

Pilgrims Land in Plymouth Rock

1620

Plymouth rock is the place where William Bradford and the Mayflower pilgrims who founded Plymouth colony landed.

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

1639

These orders describe the government set up by the Connecticut river towns.

Bacon's Rebellion

1676

An armed rebellion by Virginia settlers led by young Nathaniel Bacon against William Berkeley.

Glorious Revolution

1688

The overthrow of King James the Second of England by a union of english parliamentarians.

English Bill of Rights

1689

It was a restatement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right presented by the Convention Parliament to William and Mary.

Salem Witch Trials

1692

The Salem Witch Trials were a series of trials on people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts.

John Peter Zenger

1733

Zenger began printing The New Weekly Journal to voice his opinions about the colonial governor and was later jailed.